Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society

This Week in SEC History

March 22, 1972 - Senate Hearings on Unfixing Commission Rates. Today in 1972 a Senate subcommittee began hearings on legislation to unfix commission rates in the securities markets. Chairman William Casey voiced reservations about intervening in the markets, supporting unfixing rates but suggesting legislators “proceed with caution.”
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W. Jay Clayton, Mary Jo White, Mary L. Schapiro, Pamela A. Gibbs, and Haima Marlier

SEC's Office of Minority and Women Inclusion: OMWI at 10 Years

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On March 1, 2023, the SEC Historical Society held a program at Howard University School of Law featuring the Director of the SEC's Office of Women and Minority Inclusion, Pamela Gibbs, and three former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairs who served during the first decade of OMWI's operations: Jay Clayton, Mary Schapiro and Mary Jo White. The panel explored OMWI's goals, challenges and successes in leading the Commission’s diversity and inclusion efforts since its establishment in 2012.

This program was made possible through the generous support of Morrison Foerster LLP, Jones Day, Charles River Associates, Wells Fargo, Barry Rashkover, and Howard University School of Law.

NEW Gallery
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Georgia State University College of Law students man registration table at Investor Town Hall at the SEC's Atlanta Regional Office

Securities Arbitration Clinics: Commemorating 25 Years of Law Students Aiding Investors

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February 1, 2023 - In the fall of 1997, a number of law schools across the nation began heeding the call of SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt to launch, for the first time ever, clinics, staffed primarily by law students, dedicated to providing free legal services to investors of modest means who seek remedies for investment harm.

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A Bridge at Sunset

Welcome 2023 Board Officers, New Trustees & Advisors

As of January 1, 2023


  • James W. Barratt, Chair
  • Susan G. Markel, President
  • Meredith B. Cross, President-Elect
  • Lori A. Richards, Secretary
  • Shelley E. Parratt, Treasurer
  • G. Jeffrey Boujoukos, VP, Museum
  • Ronald C. Long, VP, Development & Engagement


  • Peter K.M. Chan, Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Keir Gumbs, Broadridge
  • Shelley E. Parratt, Former SEC Acting Director, SEC Division of Corporation Finance


  • Karen J. Garnett, Schwab
  • Elizabeth P. Gray, Willkie, Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • Barry W. Rashkover, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Claudius O. Sokenu, UNISYS

Thank you for volunteering your time, expertise and support!


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Tuesday, October 11 // 5:00 pm (ET)

From OCIE to the Division of Examinations: A Leadership Perspective on the Past and Future of the SEC Examinations Program

The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) was formed in 1995, consolidating all of the Commission’s examination and inspection activities in a single unit. On December 17, 2020, OCIE was renamed the Division of Examinations. This special program focuses on the recent evolution of OCIE to the Division of Examinations. (CLE credit in NJ, NY, and PA will be offered for in-person attendance.)

Full Program Details

This program is made possible with a grant from Morgan, Lewis and Bockius, LLP.

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